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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,569 People

    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I was perhaps 26 at the time this took place.

    I was staying at our cabin in W VA and went on a small hike to a pond/small waterfalls area located deep in the woods of the area. I brought lunch, water, and, a towel as I planned on some solo sun and a swim in the pond area. I arrived and was relieved to find the rock...
    jason1946 jason1946 61-65, M 18 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Life is so hard. Nobody prepares you.

    Money, happiness, family, friends, making choices. Everything is a struggle. If life's taught me anything it's that it's a disappointment and you can't please everyone
    lauren1303 lauren1303 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Srry people i think im just done

    if i dont respond to anyone for a few days im probably dead i just cant take this anymore..
    Musicgamer14 Musicgamer14 13-15, M 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    To fight the depression,

    I keep my mind busy and alway try my best to be positive. So my mind won't wander off to the negative thought
    pinkish1 pinkish1 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I've been dealing with deprssion

    for 13 years. I posted a bunch of stories here a few years ago and kind of fell away. I think I might be close to getting my life back so I came back to see how things are going on EP. All I can say is wow... There's a lot of hurting people out there. I don't know how I can help...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 11 hrs ago

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    I feel like the cons of life outweigh the pros.

    .....I'm sick and tired of all of this
    nsz45 nsz45 13-15, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I don't know if this falls under depression

    or not. All I know is I feel like my mental state is about the break. I had one amazing professor who I went to for anything. If I needed advice, he was happy to offer. If I needed to laugh, we'd joke back and fourth for what feels like forever. If I needed a break from things...
    CloudStrife CloudStrife 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I'm going to be seeing a therapist soon.

    I'm glad and not glad at the same time.
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I hate my life more then ever I don't get

    why my life is so screwed up
    Halo85 Halo85 26-30, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    i can get extremely self concious

    because i am one of the only kids in my grade who hasnt hit puberty, im in freshman. I know ill hit i but does anyone else have this problem
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Die-ary entry... Think i m sick.

    .. Lol haven't been sick for 2 yrs and now I think I got a cold... I'm just waking up. Same time as every other time. And I feel sick. I also feel the same upset. So this is a bad combo. I'm gonna throw up a lot today...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 18 hrs ago

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    I'm so sorry for everything,

    and I'm so sorry I'm such a negative piece of trash...... 😔 I just make everyone mad at me....I just irritate everyone I should just do everyone a favor and just be invisible and leave everyone alone 😔 I give up, I can't help anyone, I just get in the way of everything and...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My dad was the only person

    who cared about me.
    Nursekat87 Nursekat87 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    What can you do when you get to the point

    where you've lost your ability to DREAM?
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I feel like I'm living my life is slow motion

    and that everything around me is moving too fast.
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I have feelings of sadness

    and self-doubt. I'm in college and I'm having a hard time finding motivation. I don't want to drown in a pool of negativity. I'm going to go outside and will try to enjoy nature and life. Hopefully, I can make it in this world and I can stop experiencing the feelings of sadness...
    lilman390 lilman390 18-21, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I posted this in the lyrics section

    but since I can relate to these lyrics on an emotional level, I thought you could too, enjoy. You know, I wonder if they'll laugh when I am dead Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothing in sight Why am I trying to...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    I've been off work for just over a week now.

    I've had Anxiety issues for a few years now and I have underlying Depression too. I took some time off, thinking I was being rebellious toward my employer, gleefully signed off sick by my GP. Last night I had an awakening of some of the root of this Anxiety. Sometimes we search...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Dlebarzani Dlebarzani 16-17, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I'm looking for somewhere I belong,

    just the hope of it really. Where a troubled heart can find peace and relax into a purpose. Where there are answers. Instead it feels like I’m in a maze. The walls are too high, the passages too many, the hurdles too foreboding, and I'm too damn tired. I don’t know where to...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My hand and fingers are achy.

    Does that happen to anyone else?
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    its so hard battle against my depression.

    i feel played and worthless used and not good enough. maybe this could be my last story here ...
    puppySmexyBoy puppySmexyBoy 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I think i had enough of this place,

    ive been clinically depressed for 10 years and its just been enough, So if i don`t respond, that means im gone for good.
    firecrystal216 firecrystal216 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    You guys are wasting your time trying to help

    me. I am beyond repair. All your going to say is "its going to get better" but i know thats a lie ive been told several times
    Musicgamer14 Musicgamer14 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    itis all started since 5 years iam soo alone

    dont have any friends nothing looser i cant dream about anything i cant wish anything all people find me when they need me now i dont find any people no one just all people cheat on me am in college that i hate it wanna travel away but i dont have any money i wanna have gf but...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    The feeling when you're absolutely overwhelmed

    with depressing thoughts Is insane..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...